Category: National

Japan’s ‘Harmonium’ wins a Cannes prize

“Fuchi Ni Tatsu,” or “Harmonium,” directed by 36-year-old Koji Fukada, was given the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard division for unique and innovative films on Saturday. The film depicts interactions between a former prison inmate and a married couple who run a metal processing business, which invites the audience to reflect on the

Japan’s ‘Harmonium’ wins a Cannes prize

“Fuchi Ni Tatsu,” or “Harmonium,” directed by 36-year-old Koji Fukada, was given the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard division for unique and innovative films on Saturday. The film depicts interactions between a former prison inmate and a married couple who run a metal processing business, which invites the audience to reflect on the

Japan’s ‘Harmonium’ wins a Cannes prize

“Fuchi Ni Tatsu,” or “Harmonium,” directed by 36-year-old Koji Fukada, was given the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard division for unique and innovative films on Saturday. The film depicts interactions between a former prison inmate and a married couple who run a metal processing business, which invites the audience to reflect on the

Japan’s ‘Harmonium’ wins a Cannes prize

“Fuchi Ni Tatsu,” or “Harmonium,” directed by 36-year-old Koji Fukada, was given the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard division for unique and innovative films on Saturday. The film depicts interactions between a former prison inmate and a married couple who run a metal processing business, which invites the audience to reflect on the

Japan to accept 150 Syrians as students

The measure was unveiled at the first meeting of a Japanese government task force on measures to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Japan apparently aims to call attention to its contribution to resolving the Syrian refugee problem ahead of the Group of Seven summit in Mie Prefecture from Thursday. An influx of

Whither the taxi in a withering Japan?

At the moment, Tokyo is the only city in Japan where people can use the Internet car hire service Uber, which relies on nominally freelance drivers to pick up fares through messages sent via a smartphone app. Though this could change at any time, Uber’s special qualities have already been appropriated to a limited extent